Efficacy of expulsive therapy using nifedipine or tamsulosin, both associated with ketoprofene, after shock wave lithotripsy of ureteral stones

@article{Micali2007EfficacyOE,
  title={Efficacy of expulsive therapy using nifedipine or tamsulosin, both associated with ketoprofene, after shock wave lithotripsy of ureteral stones},
  author={Salvatore Micali and Marco Aurelio A Grande and Maria Chiara Sighinolfi and Stefano Stefani and Giampaolo Bianchi},
  journal={Urological Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={133-137}
}
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is currently considered one of the main treatments for ureteral stones. Some studies have reported the effectiveness of pharmacologic therapies (calcium antagonists or alpha-blockers) in facilitating ureteral stone expulsion after ESWL. We prospectively evaluated the efficacy, after ESWL, of nifedipine on upper-middle ureteral stones, and tamsulosin on lower ureteral stones, both associated to ketoprofene as anti-edema agent. From January 2003 to… CONTINUE READING